Macon, N.C., to Purchase Additional Landfill Property

March 25, 2015

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Macon, N.C., to Purchase Additional Landfill Property

Macon County is taking the final steps to expand its landfill life expectancy by 60 years, likely the last expansion before the county will have to figure out a new plan for disposing waste. 

Commissioners recently approved purchasing two tracts of land that will enable the county to expand the current MSW Landfill on Pannell Lane in Franklin. For a total of about $1.5 million, the county plans to purchase 14.5 acres from Donald Burling at 256 Pannell Lane and 8.3 acres from Charles and Wendy Dalton at 198 Pannell Lane.

Solid Waste Director Chris Stahl presented the alternative site analysis to commissioners, which determined the Pannell Lane properties were most suitable for the landfill expansion out of 17 possible sites.  

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